McCormack / Jay-Z
November 2, 2002
Here's how it goes down:
1=funny .5=kinda funny 0=.......
Rudy Giuliani - This one seemed
a bit slow in the beginning. It didn't get
REALLY funny until the part where they had placed the syllables
Giuliani's mouth. I wished the sketch had gotten to that part
sooner. Kudos to Hammond's fantastic impression 1
I'm not gay monologue - It's
kind of funny because randomly yesterday I was
thinking how there hasn't been a "questions from the audience"
a while. Low and behold, there was one the next day! I was dying
one. I liked it when Eric skipped over the guy dressed in leather.
writer who went after him appears in a lot of these type monologues
seems. The best part: when Kattan came out. Best use of him in
a while! I
was scared that there was going to be a Mango sketch because
he was wearing
the Mango outfit, but THANK GOD there wasn't. The picture of
him with his
wife was the part in which I laughed the loudest of the bit.
The Bachelor: Amy's one legged
character is back! Pretty generally funny
stuff. For most of the sketch I was wondering why Amy hadn't
but they put it in right at the end! Maya's voice seemed a like
variation of her Wake-up Wakefield character. I kind of thought
character could've been a tad grocer. "It's just not dirty
BTW, I was HOWLING for about
5 minutes after the "Last Chance Tuesdays on
ABC!" commercial. I was dying! Poor Jim Belushi, John Ritter,
Hunt. I crown that moment: Moment of the Night!
Celebrity Game - BEST SKETCH
OF THE NIGHT. I bet 10 solid bucks that this
one will make the "Best of Rachel Dratch" compilation.
One of the funniest
sketches Rachel has ever gone! GREAT stuff. I have played this
before, and I admit it that it really annoys me when someone
obscure celebrity. One time the celebrity I was supposed to describe
one of the actor's from Harry Potter! Since when would I give
a shit about
Harry Potter and who would think that I would know him! AHHHHHHHH!!
*smashes through wall* 1
Political Ads - Pretty good stuff.
The credits claimed that Al Franken had
a sketch in the show tonight. I wonder if these were what he
Anchors in Love - Wow, Tina Fey
in a starring role! I don't think that has ever happened! She's
done small things, but she was never the lead. This was
a pretty solid sketch! The best moment: Obviously when Tina said
"I think I'm in love." Ha! Not much to say here, but
I enjoyed this one. 1
WU - I think this was the best
WU of the season! Usually the jokes are
good, but then one of the commentaries are kind of lame, but
this one was
great through out! Horatio's Gene Shalit was hilarious! 99% of
were funny tonight also. The Baby Rapper thing was ridiculously
I like silly stuff. The Phil Collins thing was completely silly
HERE IS WHEN THINGS TURN DARKER
Courtroom - Is it just me, or
did Will Forte's character sound a lot like
Mark McKinney? The voice could work for an impression. I'm sorry,
sketch was just BAD. B to the A to the D. I was really hoping
going to be some hilarious twist half way through, but nothing
You can't write a sketch with only one joke. I bet the idea started
with the writers together going "Hey, wouldn't it be funny
if a murderer
interrupted his trial with a bull horn?" Sure it's a funny
idea, but it did
not translate well into a 5 minute sketch. 0
One Man Radio Show - Good to
see Jimmy getting a good part to prove that he
can play other characters besides the "I'm so cute and adorable"
did a great job of going from voice to voice without screwing
up. It was a
good parody of the average morning radio talk show. 1
John Hancock Insurance: Ouch.
This commercial was bad. I really didn't
laugh at all. I usually love the commercials, but ehhhhh, not
this one. 0
Jackass the Musical: This was
pretty good! Put me back in the mood after
the commercial and courtroom sketch. Seth's Steve O made no sense
looked nothing like him, but oh well! Everything else made up
for it. I
enjoyed the Panda, the tiny (no pun intended) appearance of the
towards the end, and Jeff as the Party Guy was pretty funny!
The Bar story with Tracy and
Maya: I am usually a big fan of Tracy's, but
this one was a sleeper. Zzzzzz. I think the audience agreed since
only laughed at the Payless Shoes joke. Watching this was painful
knew it was the 3rd really lame bit of the night, which would
overshadow the wonderfulness of the first half of the show.
The 11.2.02 show is a perfect
example of the "After Update Blows" SNL curse.
The Bar Story, Courtroom bullhorn, and John Hancock Insurance
were pretty lame. Notice how I awarded no ".5's" to
anything. Whatever was
good was really good! Whatever was bad was really bad! But hey,
win them every time!
The Score: With 12 bits all together,
my ratings give the show a 9/12.
That's a 75%. Ouch.